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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Dumbarton
Town
Dumbarton
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 October 1922
    Attended by: Sir Iain Colquhoun, Bart., Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1 October 1922
    Attended by: Revd W W Reed of the Parish Church
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84968
Current location

Overlooking shore inside park
Levengrove Park
Clydeshore Road
Dumbarton
Dumbarton
Strathclyde
G82 4AG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 39246 74679
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sandstone Cenotaph with a Celtic cross carved in low relief on the face and a half-scale bronze figure of 'Victory' at the front of the monument. The WW1 names are in Lead lettering on the faces of the cenotaph. The WW2 names are on stone tablets - 4 columns on each tablet. The whole sits on a platform raised by 5 steps and is protected by wrought iron fencing with an entrance gate.
Inscription
[WW1 names]/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abercrombie, Alexander
Abercrombie, James
Adam, James
Adam, William
Adams, David
Airey, Richard
Alexander, Thomas
Anderson, Charles G
Andrews, Hugh
Archibald, Andrew
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 304
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 304
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 147
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 147
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloo
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Unveiling- The Glasgow Herald 2 October 1922
  • Lennox Herald - Friday 17 February 1989 (Council to get WW2 names from CWGC so they can be added to the memorial.)
  • Images and Transcription-warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=643&mforum=warmemscot
  • Illustrated London News - Saturday 07 October 1922 (Photograph of the opening ceremony)

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